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How to Dispose of Nail Polish 2010-04-02 13:05:22

Here's How to Safely Dispose of Nail Polish

Strangely enough, it's rare that one finishes a bottle of polish. Maybe it's clumpy, maybe you're just over it. Whatever the reason, you shouldn't just hold onto old polishes forever.

However, some formulas contain toxins like formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP — which is why we recommend looking for safer "three-free" lacquers. If nail polishes are not properly disposed of, these dangerous ingredients can seep into the soil and water supply. Mr. Yuk would not be pleased. Whatever you do, don't throw polish into the trash or down the drain. (It is paint, after all.) Your city's hazardous-waste collection is the answer. Search the web to get the scoop on the details of your local center. And since it's Earth Month, be sure to check out what other beauty items can and can't be recycled, too.

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AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
So why do I pay for garbage service when I gotta take all my trash elsewhere? Aren't I polluting and destroying the earth by driving my car to the recycling center?Why don't we all go naked, eat dandelions and sleep in cardboard boxes!Hey Happy Easter - I'm eating that cute little lamb, skewered some shrimp and grilling them with some super cheese loaded cornbread with gobs of honey butter, veggies and cocktails....:bunny:
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
So why do I pay for garbage service when I gotta take all my trash elsewhere? Aren't I polluting and destroying the earth by driving my car to the recycling center? Why don't we all go naked, eat dandelions and sleep in cardboard boxes! Hey Happy Easter - I'm eating that cute little lamb, skewered some shrimp and grilling them with some super cheese loaded cornbread with gobs of honey butter, veggies and cocktails....:bunny:
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Oh my gosh, you totally brought me back with the Mr. Yuk reference!
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